TheMendocino motoris a solar-powered magnetically levitated electric motor. At present, this is a novelty; it has a very low power output. Some motors even rotate in the shine of a tealight. Mostly the motor is used as technical decoration or as functional model.
Mendocino motors, showing their rotors magnetically levitated over their bases. They have different solar panel configurations, but both have internal coils.
Ultra-high number of revolutions Edition 3000 r / min
A peculiar photoelectric conversion devices, smug suspended in the air, as long as there is so little light can be rapid rotation!
Turn under the weak light, good dynamic balance
It's can be used For magnetic levitation experiment
It's can be used for solar power test experiment
Please find a good Angle When install the Solar rotor
The idea of a light-com-mutated motor, where solar cells power the individual coils of a motor, has been first described by Daryl Chapinin an experiment kit from 1962 about solar energy.The kit was distributed by Bell Labs , where Chapin together with his colleagues Calvin Fullerand Gerald Pearsonhad invented the modern solar cell eight years earlier, in 1954.Instead of using magnetic levitation, Chapin's version of the motor uses a glass cylinder on a needle point as a low-friction bearing. The Mendocino motor is akin to Chapin's device turned on its side.